Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Health
3:04 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Cincinnati Children's: heart assist device could add years to lives of Duchenne patients

Cincinnati Children's Hospital is announcing what it says could be the biggest breakthrough in muscular dystrophy treatment in years.  A patient at Children's is believed to be the first in the nation with Duchenne  muscular dystrophy to have a device implanted to help his heart pump blood to the body long-term.   

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Organoids
5:00 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Cincinnati Children's making human organs to test drugs

Dr. Jim Wells, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, is developing "organoids" to help make drug testing faster and possibly more accurate

Cincinnati Children's Hospital is part of a national effort to create a kind of mini-patient to test drugs.  Each partner is concentrating on creating a different part of the human body.

Researchers at Cincinnati Children's are in the process of making what's called an organoid. An organoid is a structure that resembles an organ. This one mimics the stomach and intestine.

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